KW International, a London-based risk management software company, recently opened its first U.S. office, in San Francisco. The company`s primary product, kW2000, uses transaction and contract analysis methodologies to provide users with energy forwards trading, portfolio management and risk management capabilities. Major clients include Cinergy and Southern Company`s European trading arm, plus international energy companies including Electricite de France, Electrabel of Belgium, Norsk Hydro, PowerGen Plc and Vattenfall of Sweden. Marc Moderegger, vice president of operations, directed the opening of the San Francisco office and will manage KW International`s U.S operations. Contact: KW International (415) 781-2425.